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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ferocious, fierce, furious, savageadjective

    marked by extreme and violent energy

    "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle"

  2. fierce, tearing, vehement, violent, trigger-happyadjective

    marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid

    "fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"

  3. cutthroat, fierce, bowellessadjective

    ruthless in competition

    "cutthroat competition"; "bowelless readiness to take advantage"

  4. boisterous, fierce, roughadjective

    violently agitated and turbulent

    "boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas"


  1. fierceadjective

    Extremely violent, severe, ferocious or savage.

    A fierce storm battered the coast.

  2. fierceadjective

    Resolute or strenuously active.

    We made a fierce attempt to escape.

  3. fierceadjective

    Threatening in appearance or demeanor.

    The lion gave a fierce roar.

  4. fierceadjective

    very, excellent.

  5. fierceadjective

    Of exceptional quality, exhibiting boldness or chutzpah.

    Tyra said to strike a pose and make it fierce.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FIERCEadjective

    Etymology: fier, French; ferox, Latin.

    Thou huntest me as a fierce lion. Job.

    Destruction enters in the treacherous wood,
    And vengeful slaughter, fierce for human blood. Alexander Pope.

    Tyrants fierce, that unrelenting die Alexander Pope.

    With that the god, whose earthquakes rock the ground,
    Fierce to Phœacia crost the vast profound. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

    Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel. Gen. xlix. 7.

    This fierce abridgment
    Hath to it circumstantial branches, which
    Distinction should be rich in. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    A man brings his mind to be positive and fierce for positions whose evidence he has never examined. John Locke.

    The ships, though so great, are driven of fierce winds; yet are they turned about with a very small helm. Ja. iii. 2.


  1. Fierce

    Fierce were a British three-piece, all girl R&B group. They were signed to Colin Lester and Ian McAndrew's Wildstar Records, and scored four hit singles on the UK Singles Chart in 1999 and 2000. The biggest of the hits, "Sweet Love 2K", was a cover of the Anita Baker song "Sweet Love".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fierce

    furious; violent; unrestrained; impetuous; as, a fierce wind

  2. Fierce

    vehement in anger or cruelty; ready or eager to kill or injure; of a nature to inspire terror; ferocious

  3. Fierce

    excessively earnest, eager, or ardent


  1. Fierce

    Fierce was a three-piece, all girl R&B group from the United Kingdom. They were signed to Colin Lester's and Ian McAndrew's Wildstar Records, and scored four hit singles on the UK Singles Chart in 1999 and 2000. The biggest of the hits, "Sweet Love 2K", was a cover of the Anita Baker song "Sweet Love".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fierce

    fērs, adj. ferocious: violent: angry.—adv. Fierce′ly.—n. Fierce′ness. [O. Fr. fers (Fr. fier)—L. ferus, wild, savage.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fierce is ranked #67943 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Fierce surname appeared 290 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Fierce.

    89.3% or 259 total occurrences were White.
    5.1% or 15 total occurrences were Black.
    3.1% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.4% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Fierce' in Adjectives Frequency: #689

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fierce in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fierce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Fierce in a Sentence

  1. Russ Mould:

    BP is still looking to sell assets, at a time when demand for them is not great, and recycle that cash into renewable-energy assets, where competition for them is fierce, that sounds like a potential recipe for selling low, buying high and destroying shareholder value along the way.

  2. Thomas Bach:

    He was an accomplished President, helping to modernise and transform the International Olympic Committee, he will be remembered particularly for championing youth sport and for inaugurating the Youth Olympic Games. He was also a fierce proponent of clean sport, and fought tirelessly against the evils of doping.

  3. Joel Kan:

    In the short-term, inventory shortages will persist, the insufficient level of inventory amidst fierce competition is putting upward pressure on home prices in most parts of the country.

  4. United States:

    A United States high-speed rail network is a pipe dream, a lack of political support and federal financial support combined with the kind of fierce landowner opposition that CHSR has faced in California means that the challenges for new high-speed projects are enormous.

  5. Adam Stotsky:

    Our thoughts and support go out to Maria and her family and we wish them all the best knowing that Maria will tackle this with the same fierce dedication she is known for, we are grateful for Maria’s many contributions to E! over the past three years.

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    living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
    • A. ravening
    • B. indiscernible
    • C. incumbent
    • D. arbitrary

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